Commercial Real Estate Investing – Expenses Part I

This article teaches you about the different expenses you’ll have with your commercial properties. They are common expenses, but what you may not be aware of is how these expenses can affect the value of your commercial property unlike...

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GOP New Tax Rules Full of Boo-Boos

The GOP’s rush to get the tax code rewritten has apparently lead to a lot of unintended mistakes. Experts say they expected a few issues with such a massive piece of legislation, but they say there are an unusually...

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New Year, New Rules – Investing Your SDIRA

Investing with Your Self-Directed IRA Once you have your new self-directed IRA opened and funded, it’s time to invest. You can invest your IRA dollars in anything except life insurance contracts and collectibles. Keep in mind the rules about prohibited...

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What the New Tax Laws Mean for IRAs

Overall, the new tax laws leave IRA savings alone Bullets we dodged: Initially there were concerns about what was called "Rothification” which is the idea of eliminating tax deductions and deferrals for retirement savings and instead mandating after-tax contributions with a...

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Non-Recourse Loans for your IRA

Taking loans for your IRA assets?  If your IRA borrows money, it must be in the form of a non-recourse loan.  Non-Recourse Loans for your self-directed IRA are a great way to add leverage to that real estate purchase...

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Due Diligence for Residential Investment Properties

Purchasing residential rental properties with self-directed retirement funds is no different than buying rental properties with after-tax dollars in terms of finding the right property for your Self-Directed IRA, IRA Owned LLC, or Solo 401(k) Trust that meets your...

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Setting up a Solo 401(k) Plan

What is a 401(k)? The 401(k) is an employer-sponsored retirement plan under section 401(k) of the Internal Revenue Code. A 401(k) plan allows a worker to save for retirement while deferring income taxes on the saved money and earnings until...

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Investing with Your Self-Directed IRA

Investing Your Self-Directed IRA Funds Once you have your self-directed IRA opened and funded, it’s time to think about investing. The IRS says you can invest your IRA dollars in anything except life insurance contracts and collectibles. Your custodian may...

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Why a Self-Directed IRA? Why Not Something Else?

Thomas' Story What started out as an internet search about self-directed IRA’s has turned into a friendship that pays tremendous dividends. And, has allowed me and my family to feel piece of mind for my planned retirement. I’ve been in the...

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Nancy’s Story: Single Family Homes in Her IRA

Single Family Homes Inside Nancy's Self-Directed IRA It all started back in 2006. I was reading the business section of the newspaper and came across an article about self-directed IRAs. I was intrigued about the concept. And as more time...

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